Bay of Plenty Region
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  • Rotorua: Mount Tarawera Volcanic Crater Half-Day Guided Walk

    1. Rotorua: Mount Tarawera Volcanic Crater Half-Day Guided Walk

    Start your 4-hour adventure with pickup from your hotel, where you'll meet your friendly local guide and fellow passengers. Journey out of Rotorua toward the base of Mt Tarawera. Throughout the day, your guide will share the history of Mount Tarawera's eruption as well as local myths and legends.  On arrival at the mountain base, begin the ascent to the crater's edge in an off-road 4x4 vehicle up through native bushland. After a quick stop at the solar-powered mountain base, continue up to the beginning of the track. Your guide will share Maori prayer, Karakia, before you start your hike up to the summit. Admire stunning scenic vistas and 360-degree panoramic views as you enjoy the hike up. At the summit, you can leap down into the heart of the volcanic crater for a fun and short run.

    Our tour was fantastic, from the moment we stepped onto the bus. From the awe-inspiring vista, to the knowledgable, passionate guardians of the land, we will treasure the memories forever.

  • Rotorua: Kaituna Rafting & Mt. Tarawera Hiking Combo

    2. Rotorua: Kaituna Rafting & Mt. Tarawera Hiking Combo

    Take on a thrilling rafting adventure with experienced and local Kiwi guides. Navigate a wildly beautiful landscape while learning about Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) and protection of the land. Snake through steep New Zealand bush-clad canyons. Be thrilled by fourteen rapids and tree waterfalls, including the world-renowned 7-meter Tutea Falls. Relive the rafting action through photos snapped by a professional adventure photographer along the way. Throughout the day, your guide will share the history of Mount Tarawera's eruption as well as local myths and legends. On arrival at the mountain base, begin the ascent to the crater's edge in an off-road 4x4 vehicle up through native bushland. After a quick stop at the solar-powered mountain base, continue up to the beginning of the track.  Admire stunning scenic vistas and 360-degree panoramic views as you enjoy the hike up. At the summit, ...

  • From Rotorua: Lake Taupo & Orakei Korako Geothermal Park

    3. From Rotorua: Lake Taupo & Orakei Korako Geothermal Park

    Get a fantastic geothermal experience without the thronging crowds with this day trip to Orakei Korako from Rotorua. Discover a geothermal park boasting the most active geysers in New Zealand. After exploring Orakei Korako, visit Huka Falls and the Taupo area. Depart Rotorua after pickup from your hotel between 9 AM-9:15 AM and travel to Orakei Korako. Somewhat off the beaten track, Orakei Korako, also known as the Hidden Valley, is nestled in the Taupo Volcanic Zone between Taupo and Rotorua. After a 45-minute drive to get there, take a short boat ride across the lake then enjoy 2 hours to explore the thermal area featuring up to 23 natural geysers in a constantly changing landscape. Marvel at the number of boiling hot springs and the vibrant colors all around you, or take a native bushwalk through this untouched geothermal paradise. Next, move on to Huka Falls and the Taupo area. Lu...

  • Rotorua: Full-Day Hiking Tour in Whirinaki Forest

    4. Rotorua: Full-Day Hiking Tour in Whirinaki Forest

    Explore the majestic Whirinaki Forest on a guided 4-hour hike amongst the awe-inspiring trees for which the lush rainforest is best known. This impressive forest is unlike any other and if you are lucky you might spot some of New Zealand's rarest birds which have made the dense woods their habitat.  On your hike around this unspoiled, old rainforest surrounded by towering five-hundred-year-old trees and rushing rivers you will discover what a biodiversity hotspot these woods are. Hear rare birds calling overhead as you make your way to a beautiful waterfall, by which you will eat your lunch. Learn about the conservation efforts being made in the park from your knowledgeable guide as well as the flora and fauna you see as you move around the forest. Expect to see trees such as rimu, kahikatea, miro, and matai. Additionally, if you are lucky you may spot some rare birds as well such as k...

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What people are saying about Bay of Plenty Region

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A highly recommended tour! The many colors and huge craters of the volcano look just amazing, just like the view from the top. Our guide Jack was super cool and told a lot. Running down into the crater was especially fun!

Our tour was fantastic, from the moment we stepped onto the bus. From the awe-inspiring vista, to the knowledgable, passionate guardians of the land, we will treasure the memories forever.

Absolutely amazing. Not much else to say! :) we had a beautiful day with stunning views and it is definitely a must do!! You’ll not regret it, promise!

Fantastic experience for my 12 year old daughter and I! We both loved it, and a nice challenge without it being too hard.

We had a great time and were very lucky with the weather. The guides were good fun. Thoroughly recommend.